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Author Mieczkowski, Yanek.

Title Eisenhower's Sputnik moment [electronic resource] : the race for space and world prestige / Yanek Mieczkowski.

Imprint Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2013.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description viii, 358 p.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents What was the Sputnik "panic"? -- The most fateful decision of his presidency? -- Eisenhower's reaction to Sputnik -- Space and Eisenhower's principles -- Cheerleader-in-chief -- Gloom, gloom, gloom -- High in space, low on earth -- Eisenhower's rival -- Radical moves -- Order from chaos -- Defeat and a score -- Priorities versus prestige -- Satellites, Saturn, spacemen -- Voyages, images, mirages -- Space and prestige in the 1960 race -- Eisenhower versus Kennedy.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969.
Artificial satellites, Russian -- Political aspects -- United States.
Sputnik satellites -- History.
Astronautics and state -- United States -- History.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1953-1961.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9780801451508 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780801467936 (e-book)

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